Battery Problems? ):

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sk zen, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sk zen macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    Just got my MBP three days ago. Short story: :D

    I'm a bit supcious about my battery life however. At about 67% charge remaining I have two hours & seventeen minutes left (this is just internet surfing and youtube viewing). That seems pretty far off the mark, no?

    If this is normal, how can I prolong the battery life? And how much does sending it in to Apple for a new battery cost?

    Thanks :)
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    It all depends on what type of application your running, your screen/backlit keyboard brightness.
    For mine I have 3 under Max screen brightness and halfway of backlit keyboard only running Safari, Activity Monitor, and Norton with 92% charge I got 7 hours and 30 min left.
    But if I use heavy applications like final cut pro, I would only have 1~2 hours with 92% charge.
  3. kppolich macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    let it run for a couple cycles, mine seemed to diminish quickly at first too. close out of things that you aren't using and turn down the display brightness.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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